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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

The Jewish Festivals I (Jewish Law 220)


Varies; self-study format. 

Various; distance learning format.
December 2011 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to identify and explain Biblical and Rabbinic laws and customs pertaining to the Jewish Festivals; distinquish between Festival law and Sabbath law; and apply theoretical knowledge to practical scenarios.


The Jewish Festivals I (Jewish Law 230) includes an extensive study-guide and required reading with a final exam administered through The Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies. Topics include: cooking, ochel nefesh, mitoch, hoil, preparing for the following day, major forms of melacha, muktza, using appliances, treating illness, erev Yom Tov, candle lighting, meals, kiddush, havdalah, and eruvin.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Religion, Near Eastern Studies, or Judaic Studies (3/12) (3/17 revalidation).